How Long Have You Been Blogging?
November 28, 2007
Once again, I have recently held another poll here at Super Blogging, asking How long have you been blogging? This was another thing I was interested in discovering about my readers because you need to know who you’re writing for. Should I write mainly for beginners, or can I feel free to cover more advanced topics and define the basic steps less? While I think it’s important to write for everyone who is interested in your niche and could possibly read your site, there are some statistics you’ve got to know and understand.
50% of voters said they’ve been blogging over a year. That surprises me, because I haven’t even blogging for a year yet and it seems like a lot of the advice I offer on this blog would already be known those experts. However, the second highest amount of voters told me they’ve been blogging less than three months (27%). The rest of the votes were split up between people who have blogging for three months to a year (23%). So, either I have a wide range of reader types or things are pretty inconsistent. Of course, you have to take it into mind that not a lot of people actually vote, but still…
So now I’m asking YOU this question: How long have YOU been blogging? This will give me a chance to learn some more facts that the poll didn’t cover, or give you a chance to respond if you missed that poll. If you want, tell me when exactly you started blogging, how you celebrated some of your blogging milestones (3 months, 6 months, etc.) Feel free to share any great things you’ve gone through (your first PageRank update, first social media traffic spike, etc.) or ANYTHING YOU LIKE. Mainly I want to know how long you’ve been blogging and some minor details on that, but I am all ears to any of your other experiences or any advice you’d like to share.
As for me, this is my first “serious” attempt at making blogs or websites online, and this blog turns a year old in mid-March 2008. I actually did get a PageRank in the first update I experienced, which occurred in April. I ranked a two. :) I never did any huge celebrations for my own blogging milestones, except for being personally happy, but I did make this post once upon a time. All in all, I’ve been blogging between six months and a year and I’ve been getting better at it all the time – practice makes perfect, that is definitely advice to live by!
Now how about you? How long have you been a blogger? :D